Sunday, June 10, 2012

Live blog: Visa Day 2 by @CattyComments

Kittens, it's me, Catty Comments! It's time for the crack! And there's already DWAMA!

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McKayla Maroney took a hard fx fall to her back in warmups and has been taken to the hospital for concussion symptoms. The arena is clapping for her now as it's just been announced.

Alicia Sacramone - vault. She vaults a pikey rudi and fty. Brestyan's athletes are bravely wearing white with rhinestones - brave

Bridget Sassy Sloan - bars. Elfi still freaking out that she made it through bars on Friday. Hits everything, Marvin Sharp appears to touch her on transition to low. Hits the dismount with fabu cat at the bird grin.

Rebecca Whiter-Shade-of-White Bross - beam. Seriously, could she be whiter? I'm so not looking forward to her dismount that I'm having problems watching the rest of the routine, which is good so far with a couple of wobbles. What would life be like if she could actually do a roundoff into her dismount? Overtime for the second time at Visas, low & overrotated with large step forward.

Clubfoot the Raisman - vault. Tucked Amanar, still amazed she didn't blow out her knee, large step to the side for being short on twist.

Kyla Ross - bars. This kid just keeps hitting and proving to me she is on the team. Lovely routine, separation on Maloney-half. Great job, even wearing 1996-like bedazzled leo.

Gabby Douglas - beam. Still can't believe how freaking bright this leo is and she's off on a layout stepout. Sad that she couldn't mentally put it together, since all of these skills are literally so easy for her. Perhaps she saw her leo on the giant arena screens during that skill? Meow. Thank Pod they didn't add orange to that crazy swirl of neon leo.

Wieber Fever bars - wow, she's making it through, and might just nail the routine. And she does! Literally, she will be money for Team USA in TFs.

Nastia beam - gurl, high necks encrusted with jewels are not your leo. She's moving well, missed the connection into the Onodi/Mostepanova. She is almost off on a side aerial and puts her hand on the beam. That will be a huge deduction and now has to hurry the 2.5 dismount. Still hits it well and within time, small step to side. Rest of the routine was do-able. Valeri gets another forehead crease thinking about her upcoming bars routine.

Marta is looking good in her librarian hipster glasses. And now we have video of the Maroney crash. Looks like she bailed out of the 3.5 full on floor and only did a triple full, and with the extra rotation landed flat on her back. Think Clubfoot 2009 Visa Day 2. She looks happy and slightly embarrassed as the cameras rolled and a full EMT team wheeled her out of the arena.

The Twitterverse is freaking because they showed the crash. Slightly scary, but this is the network that, without warning, replays the 2011 Bross vault that SHALL NOT BE NAMED. I'll watch Maroney bail to her back anyday. That diva bitch is tough and I shall bash Marta's knee if she isn't named to the team.

Fluff time! NBC is freaking out for Kyla's Day 1 oob? For serious? Isn't there an actual hard luck story you could focus on? Show the TF to concussion on and MY GOD what is the crazy neon dancers on the feed screen right now? Plus sized green neon tutus SHOULD NOT EXIST. My corneas are singed. Can I watch the Maroney TF bail again? Gah.

Gay Neon Disco Time! floor - GNDT is rocking her floor now. Elfi says she really needs to "control her power" here, which is like saying that the sun needs to shine. Duh. We get it, Elfi. When can we lock her in a room with Travis Wall? Her mom is wearing matching neon. STOP THE NEON.

Al then suggests Marta's happy GNDT messed up beam so she saw how she responded on floor. Uh, Al, Marta has had *plenty* of opportunity to do that.

Clubfoot the Raisman bars - the best she can do, warts and all, including the three. separate. leg separations on the Maloney. She hops the dismount and is just happy to survive bars. Mihai cups her face like she's 8 and not 18.

Ross beam - slow connections, lost the front aerial connection, but while her stiff upper body doesn't serve her on floor, they seem to be her friend on beam. She nails the rest of the routine and slightly hops the double tuck dismount.

Wieber Fever, beam - go cereal girl! I'm liking her leo - maroon (not magenta, crazy people... torso, national team candy cane stripes in pink & white on black with rhinestones sleeves. It's the 2011 TF team leo in different colors. Altered a couple of her connections, but still hit. Wheaties is all biz-nass.

Sarah Finnegan, bars - LOVE this kid. Her leo is white top, bright pink torso & sleeve, and black bottom. Bars isn't a great event for her, but she's no Clubfoot. And she slips off on a Geinger. Tim is freaking out, but we'll see how she recovers on beam & floor. And no matter how old we get, Al's gloves still scare us.

Nastia has crazy hair. Can we start a Facebook page for people who want Nastia to go high fashion diva bitch and get an amazing pixie cut?



Shawney time! What's with the acid wash denim jacket? Oh, and COMB YOUR HAIR. Prrrrr....

Mom interveiws! McKayla's SoCal blonde mom looks as diva as her! And Sabrina's mom looks JUST LIKE HER. Wow.

Already want to kidnap the Traut and replace him with my dream announcer for Olympics, Terry Gannon. BRING BACK THE GANNON.

Hey, NBC. Your expert reporters are putting magnets on a blackboard. Can't you borrow the cray-cray CNN election hologram for Trials? Look into it. I want space Timmy.

GNDT, vault - holy cow, the neon. Let's see how she handles the Amanarable pressure. Literally does a one-handed Amanar, step to the side. We've talked about MLR, Atler & Zmeskal being the most talented American gymnasts of all time. GDFT blows all of them out of the water, talent-wise.

Clubfoot the Raisman, beam - I watch, but only for you. Solid routine. Act surprised. She wouldn't even be discussed in a compulsory era. Tim's now explaining all of her possible deductions. And she almost blows her knee on the Patterson dismount, but only one step.

Ross, floor - her Phantom music was mixed in 1987 Bulgaria. It's hard to make Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber more Eurotrash pop, and yet in 2012, we HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY. Good, solid routine, excellent landings. Good job for her, and get thee to a fx code whore to properly re-work this routine to add D score goodness.

Cornflake Girl, floor - she marches through her well-engineered routine like the All Around champ she was born to be. Say what you will about her weaknesses, she has routines that have been well-designed and well-choreographed to show off her strengths. Mom leaves the arena to light candles and pray for her knee on the Amanar.

Li has apparently NAILED bars - can't wait to see the Rybalko once it's uploaded. Oh, I'm adoring Cornflake's Momager in her tank top & jeans. Because the arena is so, so warm.

Anna Li has received a 15.55 for bars and has just punched a ticket to San Jose. I'm so hoping to meet Dr. Amy Chow there.

Sacramone, beam - she has full-on bitchface here waiting to mount. Her eyeliner is exquisite as NBC replays Beijing TFs. She nails the mount, but puts no back tuck after it. Who has the hardest landings on beam - her or Shushunova? I'm surprised she hasn't had more foot stress fractures. Lands her double pike dismount with a thud and small step. Btw, WEAR A LEO WITH COLOR! If I make this statement capsy enough, will she listen?

Bridget Cray Cray Sloan, floor - 1.5 through to triple full, manages to stay inbounds. Clean pike full-in landing. Funky step out to triple turn. Front handspring, layout front double full, step. Double pike with two steps, almost oob. Good to see her back on the competition floor.

NBC is messing up, cuing up Nastia's bars Day 1 video back & forth while keeping the live feed on. Oh, and they replayed the shot of Chellsie timing in front of Nastia bitchfacing. DWAMA! ON NBC!

Wheaties, vault - according to Tim, she can do the VAULT THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED. Excellent landing, step forward, no fear for her knees. Momager, the prayer candles worked!

Nastia bitchface, bars - gurl, comb your hair. Took extra swings to do the 1.5 into the Geinger. She's doing a layout flyaway. Drat, she may be done. I fear Marta may be crying again tonight. Marta cries for your sins.

With Wheaties' 15.9 on vault, I think she's locked AA champion. Can't wait to see GDFT on bars. And Valeri looks his age. We need to slip him Bart Conner's botox guy's number.

For those who fear, I have texted AJ the bad news that Nastia didn't hit a routine today. He will light a candle for our girl.

Cray Cray, vault - her fty. I'd rather watch gymnastics than no gymnastics, but really? No one else is competing?

Sarah Finnegan, floor - LOVE. She even wears heel-less rhythmic shoes like Terin. Big step back on the double Arabian. But stuck the last pass - can't wait to see her in San Jose. Raisman edges her out of the beam title, as we await her floor score.

Whiter Shade of White, bars - Bross is up, and we're rooting for her. Legs apart on the Maloney half, but Vampira is looking to suck some blood from the competition with this routine. She nails the dismount, and my money is on her selection to Trials.

Clubfoot, floor - I watch for you, kittens. I suffer for you. NBC editors have helped her appearance by showing her first two tumbling passes from the side, and not all of the leg separations head-on. NBC camera people suffer for Clubfoot's sins. Okay landings, screechy violin music & random whistling intact. Her mom is pretty in the stands. Mihai kisses her on the cheek. Tim says it's the hardest floor routine in the world, because Daiane dos Santos doesn't exist.

GNDT, bars - rocked it. She won't get 16.050, but she did her job on that event. Marta is so thrilled she almost smiles.

Clubfoot has been given a 9.3 execution score on floor. Somewhere in the arena, Armine (Finnegan's coach) is howling with laughter.

Update: McKayla Maroney has a mild concussion and a small nasal fracture. How you fracture your nose landing on your back is beyond moi.

And Nastia has been named to Trials & the National Team! And Dowell, and Sloan, and Bross, and Li, and Sacramone! And you get a car, and you get a car, and you get a car!

We say goodnight from NBC with the parade of hiddy leos. Good night Wheaties, congrats on defending your AA title. Goodnight  GNDT, congrats on your bars title. Goodnight Clubfoot, with your generous gift of a fx 9.3E. Goodnight Anna Li, you earned your bars medal! And goodnight kittens, thanks for tuning in! Next stop, we know who knows the way to San Jose - the national team! Imma gonna go chat up Steve Penny for the best buffets to hit.


51 comments:

  1. Catty, someone needs to text AJ about Nastia... no one on WWGym wants to do it, he'll be so gutted!

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  2. My mom on Nastia: "I feel bad for the blond girl."

    Come on Marta give the girl two more weeks. She can get that dismount.

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  3. I agree... Nastia is the REIGNING OLYMPIC CHAMPION... that has to earn you some benefit of a doubt. At least enough to earn a spot at Trials (we aren't talking an automatic berth through to London here people!)
    What's with all the Nastia haters... chill!

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  4. I don't care if she's the ten time Olympic champion. Either you bring it or you don't. Period. How many frigging second chances does she get???

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  5. Except for Gabby and Sarah these girls are hard to watch. Very little grace all power and no charm. I mean, did anyone check if Wieber is not a hermaphrodite ? Don't even get me started in Aly.....

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    1. Add Anna Li, she, Sarah and Gabby can go to London together. 3 will rule. No need for Dumb Barbie, Wheaties and Clubfoot.

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  6. lol @ the live feed picking up the petitions. whoops

    sacromone
    bross
    sloan
    liukin
    maroney

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    1. misheard a little

      happy for anna li though!

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  7. GDFT is Gabby, but what does it all stand for?

    Oh...and clubfoot just RAPED that fx. I mean she was SKYING. Looked like she could add more twists and turns. to start with that thing is hard...and she just bounced higher than I am used to. Give some info, kitty...

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  8. Sorry - GNDT - gay neon disco time. I updated everything. Gabby's leo matched her music tonight. We need her in Alexander McQueen for the Olympics. --Catty

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  9. Kinda surprised that Liukin went on to trials. Would think just letting Memmel petition post-injury to Nationals made more sense. Especially considering her podium training on bars and FX at Secret.

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  10. How the fuck did nastia go through? She is a complete embarrassment. She needs to retire. She is useless. I have to say that she did not look as fat as I expected this time.

    I honestly think that Marta thinks she can add a lot to the team. a 14.1 and a 13 something on bars would definitely be the ticket! Way to go.

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  11. I have to say it. Nastia is a big fat joke.

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  12. Gabby is gaining momentum. I think she showed Marta aLOT with her fighting spirit today. Aly is still fighting tooth and nail, but she's got so many form issues. That fx score was a gift especially considering that 3rd pass. Still I continue to be impressed with her beam routine. What to say about Weiber? It is almost like she's regressed artistically. That fx was hard to watch. Glad they are giving all the girls Alicia, Bridgett, nastia

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    1. (to finish) Bross, Li, et al a chance to go to camp. I am of two opinions:
      1) to name Nastia they had to name everybody else.
      2) the 2008 girls are being used to bring this new team along...

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  13. I still think that fat nastia is going to be on the team. She is a fat loser. Put her on the team. I think it would be funny. The usa will lose, and it will be everyones fault except for fat nastia. At this point, Bross is looking pretty good.

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  14. i'm so dizzy after watching gymnastics

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  15. I agree that there's no way Nastia deserves to go to Trials. The only reason that I don't mind as much as everyone else is that I'm going to trials and want to see her compete (and as many other people as possible as well).

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    1. I some people are upset (myself not included) is becuase her "comeback" was so poorly timed that it makes some believe that there are some extra internal politics going on. The slap in the face is that she's only been training this bar routine for a week and clearly there are MAJOR issues with it. Forget about a dismount she can't successfully get from the high bar to low bar! Yet she's claiming she's a specialist.

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  16. I'm appalled by the comments calling Nastia fat. She looks great! Even if she didn't, calling any young girl fat is rude and sending a terrible message.

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  17. I dont even think Amy chow went to nationals in 07 or the pacif rim in"08.

    80 hour/week doctor..

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  18. Lol at Nastia getting a new hair do. Her current do reminds me of white girls in the club at 2 am. (see this video, at about 4:27 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIk25NlP3o8)

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  19. What the hell is with the palm tree on Nastia's head???

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  20. To the people calling Nastia fat- WTF? She's not uber skinny like in Beijing (she weighed what, 99 pounds? She was pretty underweight for her height). She looks to be in great shape (although not great gymnastics shape, IMO), and appears to have a healthy weight and BMI. She is in no way, shape, and form fat.

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  21. The WOGA leo..priceless. Hideous beyond. Poor Bross has to live with that crap Nastia picks out.

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    1. It reminds me of a cat collar while clearly saying "I'm spiderwoman". It's beyond vile.

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  22. I want to say that I can't believe that Nastia has advanced to trials after the USAGs spin control regarding the denial of Memmel's petiiton, but this is the USAG. To Steve Penny, enjoy your "all comers" Olympic trials. To Marta, how's your objective criteria working out for the selection committee now. Apparently Nastia's last place finish, layout flyaway dismount and shitastic performance was enough to appeal to selection committee as opposed to Memmel, who actual attempted a legitimately Olympic caliber routine and made some rust mistakes. BULLSHIT!!!!!

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  23. Why did Gabby have to fall on beam?! She should be AA champ not that robot teenage tranny Weiner Weiber! Ugh! Anyone but her for Olympic champion (yes anyone even the club footed one)!

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    1. Gabby was gifted scores especially on beam. And her floor routine is atrocious. I can't wrap my head around how people think that routine is 'artistic'

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    2. I mean, at least spell her name right if you're going to insult her

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    3. Fuck off!!!!

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  24. Eugh, the tank and her cunt of a coach get gifted the title. Mind you, they'll both know Gabby is gaining momentum, and Jordyn seems to be losing it. Nearly getting beaten by a routine with a fall despite a massive over score doesn't bode well for the her in London, If they all hit, I could see her down in 4th/5th behind Gabby, Komova, Musty, and Iordach not necessarily in that order.

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    1. It's time that girl gets punished by international judges! I agree with your prediction because for sure hers and Raisman's execution scores will be lower in London. I do think Grishina will surprise everyone and emerge champion when the dust settles. Gabby for silver and Iordache for bronze....

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    2. You mean punished like Musty will get with her vile twists? Oh wait......

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    3. Yes! that's why I don't this Mustafakena will not finish even in the top 5 in London... She's done!

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    4. People seem to forget. Aly finished 4th AA & 4th beam EF at worlds. That was before she added her Amanar.

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    5. That was also before she added her first pass on floor.

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    6. People also seem to forget that Gabby qualified 5th at Worlds in AA(and would've competed had it not been for the 2 per team rule)...This was before her upgrades on bars and her Amanar. Even if Gabby doesn't hit 4 for 4 I still think she'd qualify with a higher score than Raisman.

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  25. I honestly think that nastiass is the worst gymnast to ever make an olympic trials. If she keeps it up she will get injured, everyone will spin it about trying to serve her country, and I will laugh. Get the pig off the podium.

    Hate to say it, she looks like drew carey who she spent valuable work out times with.

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  26. The most pathetic thing of all is the fact that Memmel could have beaten fat nastia as could shawn. I keep hearing about how in shape fat nastia is . She looks like a whale. She needs to quit before she hurts herself. I just hope she does not waste this media opportunity to get injured on tv. I would hate to see this fat bitch get injured in practice. Save it for tv. I want to sit back and laugh watching her plant her fat ass into the mat

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    1. You sound like a delightful human being

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  27. Why didn't they take mac brannon for trials? Granted her scores are in the shitter, but her two event total was much higher then nastias.

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  28. Nastia's biggest mistake is not trolling us like Shawn did! Shawn's laughing all the way to the bank. She's in virtually every ad (print or tv) as one of the faces of the 2012 Olympics! She's not even competing. Lol!

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  29. I loved Kyla's leo! It reminded me of the 1996 team finals leo (which is the best one ever!), except with sparkly stars. Now that's the kind of leo I want to see our USA girls wearing in London! McKenzie Wofford wore a really nice red-white-and-blue leo today, too.

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  30. Who needs Ambien when you have Aly Rai"zzz"man!? (I respect her penchant for consistency and power and all that jazz... but I'm sorry, she doesn't give me ANYTHING. At least Shawn could give you a smile...)

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  31. I missed you so, and so glad you're back for elites. But what the hell happened to you during NCAA? We needed you then, bitches!

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  32. I’m confused how McKayla fractured her nose when she landed on her back! The concussion makes sense, but the fractured nose is just bizarre. Anyone know how that could happen?? I only saw the far-away clip on NBC of her fall, so I can’t tell if she rolled on the side of her face or something. Someone said it looked like her hand hit her face.

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  33. I don't know why people aren't considering that Nastia is being advanced for TV and to drum up publicity for a bunch of no-names (as far as the American public is concerned). Like Sasha Cohen in 2010, probably with the same outcome.

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  34. Y'all are egging craaaazy. That's all I'm sayin

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